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Wednesday July 23, 2014
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Birds Taken from Springfield Home Continue Recovery

July 22nd, 2014
METHUEN, Mass. (WGGB) -- An update now on the hundreds of birds rescued from a Springfield home last week. They're now living a healthier life with the help of the MSPCA. Those birds were taken from a small Springfield home last...

RV Experts Issue Warning Over Hot Skin Condition

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- We have an important safety tip for RV owners: make sure your RV is properly grounded when you plug it in to get electricity. A faulty ground could lead to tragedy like it did recently in Illinois. Three...

Groundbreaking Held at Old Chicopee High School

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July 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- New life is being pumped into the former Chicopee High School. A groundbreaking was held at the school Tuesday. Plans call for turning the old high school into a middle school. The $38 million project will...

Chicopee School Leaders Concerned Over Immigrant Children

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July 22nd, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Local school officials have added their concern to the possibility that Westover Air Reserve Base could be selected as a temporary site to house up to a thousand children fleeing from Central America. Chicopee...

Westfield Man Dies While SCUBA Diving Off Coast of Marblehead

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July 22nd, 2014
(Courtesy: Julie Lonchich/WCVB-TV) MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Westfield man has died after investigators believe he drowned while SCUBA diving along the Mass. coastline. Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokesperson for the Essex County District...

Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

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July 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not...

Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday...

Truck Clips Power Line, Forces Closure of Center Street in Ludlow

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July 22nd, 2014
LUDLOW, Mass. (WGGB) -- A portion of a busy Ludlow roadway is closed as crews work to restore power to part of the town. Ludlow Police Lt. Joseph Metcalf says early Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer clipped a power lane along Center...

State Warns About Tax Telephone Scam

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers. The state attorney's general's office says it has received several complaints about the scam. The...

Attorney: Dispute Over Patriots Records Resolved

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July 22nd, 2014
(AP Photo/CJ Gunther, Pool) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez says a dispute over records the defense had sought from the New England Patriots has been resolved, though it's unclear whether the documents were turned...

Hadley Police: Man Assaulted Officers During Route 9 Disturbances

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July 22nd, 2014
HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) -- A Cataumet man is facing several charges after he allegedly caused disturbances at two Hadley businesses and assaulted officers who were trying to take him into custody. Hadley Police say that around 3:20 p.m. Monday,...

FAA Tells US Airlines Not to Fly to Tel Aviv

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July 22nd, 2014
by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby. The FAA said in a...

South End Restaurant Reopens After Tornado, Damaging Crash

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July 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- The South End of Springfield welcomed an old, but renewed, restaurant into the city Tuesday morning. Carpaccio Trattoria was happy to finally re-open their doors after years of trials and tribulations....

Massachusetts Does Well in New Kids Count Report

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July 22nd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- The latest Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that children in Massachusetts are better off than almost anywhere else in the nation. According to the report released Tuesday, children in Massachusetts...

Federal Appeals Court Deals Blow to Health Law

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July 22nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision...